The Canterbury Tales: Medieval Society & Culture

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In The Canterbury Tales, what does the Knight's historical romance reveal about him?

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1. When did Geoffrey Chaucer write The Canterbury Tales?

2. Which of the following characters from The Canterbury Tales is NOT characterized as greedy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about society and culture in The Canterbury Tales with this quiz/worksheet. Answer questions on topics like the Knight's romantic side and when the author wrote these stories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Determine how much you understand of the following:

  • Greedy characters in the stories
  • A certain occurrence the characters dealt with
  • The character who narrates the story of the Miller and his greed

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on society and culture in The Canterbury Tales
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Knight and how he is romantic
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the greed of the characters

Additional Learning

For more on the stories by Chaucer, review the lesson entitled The Canterbury Tales: Medieval Society & Culture. These topics will be considered:

  • Who Geoffrey Chaucer was
  • The concept of social classes during medieval times
  • What historical romance is
  • The religious pilgrims and their different monastic orders
  • How Chaucer discusses everyday life in his stories
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